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Visual Arts Department

  • Xavier Villafranca - Country Day School

    Xavier Villafranca

    Art Teacher

    Xavier Villafranca

    My commitment to learning and creating have taken me to unexpected places throughout my professional and academic life. I lived and studied in Costa Rica, United States, Hungary, Austria and Sweden. I have enrolled in several university programs in the areas of design, architectural engineering, sculpture and digital media. I obtained a five-year degree in architecture and a BFA in Sculpture, where I also served as a teacher assistant to several courses at the School of Fine Arts at the University of Costa Rica. After working in the field of art and design, I earned an MFA in Digital Media at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.


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  • Ileana Moya - Country Day School

    Ileana Moya

    Art, AP Art Teacher

    Ileana Moya

    From the beginning of my university studies, here in Costa Rica, I started my life as an artist and teacher. Before I completed my bachelor’s degree, I was a guest artist for one year by the master printmaker Krishna Reddy at his Color Printing Atelier at NYU. I trained with him not only technique but more importantly, his way of teaching. I returned to Costa Rica to finish my research on new fibers for papermaking as a graduation project.

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  • Leonard Ericks - Country Day School

    Leonard Ericks

    Art Teacher

    Leonard Ericks

    After serving in the United States Air Force I embarked on a voyage of discovery, exploring the world of Acting in Hollywood California, then on to live in Puerto Rico where I began a career in Visual Display work for an International Company. I was promoted to a Corporate position at the same company in Venezuela, and worked there for many years.


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